In its most ambitious production to date, the daring and cheeky Pacific Opera Project (POP) offered the first-ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly to three audiences here (April 6, 13, 14—seen April 13), with four more performances set for Houston later this month and in early May.  With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh...

Long before gracing the stage with Luciano Pavarotti, before taking music lessons from famed diva and city native Rosa Ponselle, opera singer Virginia Gordoni knew she would be a performer. “At 3 years old, I walked over to the piano and I knew it,” Gordoni said. “I knew that I was going to somehow or other be in music.” On Wednesday, Gordoni talke...

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Italy as the Southwest Symphony performs works by some of the greatest Italian composers of all time on April 26 with special guest soprano Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Featuring Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” a beautiful duet with the symphony...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director designate Fabio Luisi will step onto the podium as the orchestra’s fulltime music director orchestra in the fall of 2020. This weekend, however, he reintroduces himself to the orchestra and the audience with a set of two non-subscription concerts at Meyerson Symphony Center, the first of which took place Thu...

It's official! Dennis Tufano, the Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams, WILL PERFORM at the Good Times Rock and Roll Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th!!! WOO HOO!!! Dennis will sing with Carl Giammarese, AND the two will join Jim Peterik--THREE LEGENDS ON STAGE- to show their love and support for the man who helped make their careers, Top 40's le...

There are few more American musical genres than rockabilly, the pulsing fusion of rock and roll, bluegrass and, of course, Texas swing. Yet its global reach is how filmmaker Vittorio Bongiorno travelled an Italian band from Sicily to the Ameripolitan Festival in Austin – and why he's back here tonight with the Don Diego Trio. A director, novelist a...

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-noon. 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 La Traviata is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera May 4-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in May or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a re...

The trailer and poster have arrived for Ron Howard's documentary, Pavarotti. As its title implies, the film chronicles the life and times of the Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, complete with archival footage of the late artist and interviews with those who knew him conducted in the present. This is far from Howard's first time calling the s...

Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm. St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St. Chicago, IL. This concert is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Omar Caputi is the Titular Organist of the most prestigious organ in Italy, the four-keyboard mechanical organ made by the Zanin company and located in the St. Ritas Sanctuary in Turin, Art...

"Opera Italiana is in the Air" takes to Miami's Regatta Park Saturday night for a free concert under the stars with some of the biggest names from the Italian stage. President and Music Director Maestro Alvise Casellati is bringing his outdoor production to the Magic City as part of a tour of select U.S. cities. Soprano Davinia Rodriguez and tenor...